Recipe: Gazpacho

Refreshing and reviving – the perfect summer soup

An ode to the oyster

The humble mollusc has been a poets’ favourite for a long time

Five exhibitions to plan ahead for

An eclectic array of exhibitions to visit in the coming months

Plays to book ahead for

Secure your tickets for these upcoming theatre gems

Don’t sneer at selfies

Kim Kardashian and van Gogh have more in common than you might think

Recipe: Blackberry and bay leaf jam

Blackberry season is early so let’s make the most of it

A trip to Dracula’s birthplace won’t bleed you dry

The Transylvanian citadel that’s perfect for a budget break

Five unfashionable fish we should all be eating

Help support British fishing by trying alternatives to cod, salmon and tuna

The best museums outside London

From surgical secrets to archaeological treasures

How safe is a holiday to Turkey?

Political turmoil and terrorist attacks led to a decline in tourism, but holidaymakers are returning to the country

Edinburgh’s other festival

Venture beyond the Fringe for the excellent Edinburgh Art Festival

The Diary: Things to do in August

Your essential what’s on guide for the month ahead

The welcome revival of the revue show

As political life becomes stranger than fiction, the satirical revue is making a comeback

Films to watch in August

What to watch in cinemas this month

Why a holiday to Luxembourg is a very good idea

An unlikely but delightful destination for a city break

The uncertain future of our summer holidays

Getting away has never been simpler, but the travel industry is unsure where to go next

Gallery: Matisse in the Studio

A preview of the Royal Academy exhibition exploring Matisse’s art and inspiration

How to get a better night’s sleep

Gin, sex and carbs will all help you get a decent kip

Edinburgh Festival 2017: comedy shows to book now

Al Porter, Sara Pascoe and Adam Riches are among the comedians to catch at this year’s Fringe

How to make perfect pissaladière

Olives, anchovies and onion combine in this classic dish from the south of France

London’s best lidos

Stay cool at the capital’s finest open-air swimming pools

Summer reads for 2017

Brilliant books for the beach

Where to drink during the Edinburgh Festival

Escape the main Fringe venues and head to the finest pubs and bars the Scottish capital has to offer